Fear no more the heat o' the sun
Nor the furious winters' rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.

The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this and come to dust.

Fear no more the frown o' th' great;
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak.
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this and come to dust.

All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee and come to dust.

Fear no more the lightning flash,
Nor th' all-dreaded thunder-stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan.
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee and come to dust


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Cymbeline song meanings
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    General CommentThe words are Shakespeare's. In his play Cymbeline, Cloten has been decapitated. This is a conversation between two brothers, one who killed Cloten. Though he is (was) a prince, Cloten is one of the play's villains.

    Loreena has written a beautiful song -it is one of my absolute favorites.



    offhandon March 15, 2010   Link

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